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Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’

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“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence”    Barak Ariel View this report here Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as […]


Baltimore Police to begin testing body worn video in a bid to increase public trust

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Baltimore (US): Police are due to begin testing body worn video beginning next month, in a bid to increase public trust towards officers. The pilot program will begin in late October and last until mid-December, involve 155 officers and cost $1.4 million. Public calls for this type of measure began in 2014, sparked by the […]


Body Cameras To Be Joined By ‘Throwable’ Cameras

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Since mid 2014 the body camera industry has grown to become an estimated $1 billion market, with many companies investing their efforts into supplying the world’s emergency services with the equipment. With the phenomenal police uptake of body cameras one new start-up has created the ‘throwable camera’


Hampshire look to roll out 2300 body worn video cameras

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Police offers in the rest of Hampshire will follow in the footsteps of Operation Hyperion, an initiative on the Isle of Wight that saw every front line officer equipped with a personally issued body worn cameras. The move to supply every officer with a body camera is the one of the first in the world […]


Will body cameras become the future?

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Over the years we have become accustomed to cameras in buildings and cameras in everyone’s pockets. Now it is becoming more and more normal for cameras on bodies, recording our every move in case the footage becomes useful later. This is our future as imagined by those who research wearable cameras. Albrecht Schmidt is a […]


Body cameras embraced by the police

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Since the death of Eric Garner, New Yorkers have been protesting by blocking major roads and intersections, and holding die-ins. Eric Garner was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo back in July last year. Pantaleo is not facing a trial; this has alarmed many as the whole thing was caught on video by Ramsey Orta, […]


Body Worn Video Captures Christmas Spirit

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Earlier this month, in Kansas City, Missouri, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was out looking for people. And when they spotted a subject, they went after them, in a sting operation the likes of which this country has never seen. What made this operation especially unusual was the man behind it: a fellow in a […]


Q&A Body Camera Research in Las Vegas

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Ana Ley, of the Las Vegas Sun reports: The reasons for police departments to equip their officers with body cameras seem obvious: video documentation of incidents, fewer complaints against officers and, ultimately, a better relationship with the public.


Did you know there’s a BWVSG Twitter?

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Are you on Twitter? Did you know there’s a BWVSG Twitter account? The Body Worn Video Steering Group uses Twitter to connect with our readers, collaborators, partners, activists, researchers, and community of body worn video users. It is vital to us that we can deliver the most important news, research, policy, and more with a […]


Home Office release technical guidance for purchasing and deploying body-worn video

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The Home Office have published technical guidance that highlights the key issues for those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices. The document detail is as follows: “This technical guidance highlights the key issues that should be considered by those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices. It should […]